The Hirsch Phenomenon (part 18)Alex was having trouble sleeping, of course. His current predicament was so impossible he just sat wide awake trying to think how the heck it could be possible. Maybe he would ask Mirra about it in the morning. Even if he tried not to think about it, he still had difficulty going to sleep; Mabel was sleep talking almost incessantly about evil unicorns and bellybuttons, and Alex would flinch whenever he heard a noise from somewhere in the Shack.
At least Stan had let him sleep in the Shack. Stan had been suspicious at first, but eventually he seemed not to care.
Right when he started to worry that he'd never fall asleep, he fell almost immediately into a deep, trance-like, sleep.
The first thing he saw in his dream was the serpentine form of Entropy. Almost as soon as he saw him, Entropy smiled in a cheshire-cat-like way, then uncoiled his body and turned towards him.
"Hello." Entropy said. "Would you mind telling your friend that she made me late for one of my patients yesterday?
The Hirsch Phenomenon (part 17)Alex rang the doorbell. He considered bailing, but before he could make a decision, he was greeted by Bud Gleeful. Gideon's dad smiled upon seeing Alex.
"Gideon, the ice cream man is here!" Bud called to his son.
"At this time at night!?" Gideon called back from the other room.
"I had a late shift." Alex said to Bud. Bud just smiled and pulled him inside.
"Why, anytime's a good time for ice cream! Especially if it's for someone who loves ice cream as much as my son!" Bud replied. Gideon came down the stairs. He looked at Alex and smiled. Alex returned the smile nervously.
"Well. It's a pleasure to meet you." Gideon said, stopping to read Alex's name tag. "Alex. Say, have we met before? You look awfully familiar." Alex had chills run down his spine.
"No. Er, I don't believe so." Alex said. "Maybe you're thinking of someone else." He suggested, forcing a smile.
"Oh, I suppose." Gideon said, giggling. "Well, anyway, why don't we get down to business and talk about that
The Hirsch Phenomenon (part 16)Buying the ice cream had been easy, but they had bought a lot, and all that plus a cooler had been expensive. Luckily Mirra had enough money and didn't seem to mind spending it.
"If he buys the ice cream we'll get the money back anyway." She explained.
On their way back to the Shack, they had run into Soos, who agreed to take them back with him to The Mystery Shack. Mirra introduced him to Alex when they entered the car. Soos was friendly as usual, and he let Alex sit shotgun. (Dipper, Mirra and Mabel were a bit squished in the backseat)
"Oh, you dudes will never believe what happened to me today!" Soos said.
"It's Gravity Falls." Dipper said jokingly. "I think we can."
"Oh, well, so anyway, I got this call from my future self. I mean, woah." Soos continued. Mirra and Dipper glared at Alex from the back seat. Alex shifted nervously.
"And he was all like 'dude, there's this super awesome time machine in the forest. You should go check it out!' And I was all like, 'woah, yeah dude.
The Hirsch Phenomenon (part 15)Mabel had come back with the grappling hook. The golf cart wasn't around (someone else was probably using it), so the group had to walk to the nearest grocery store, about a mile and a half away.
"So who else do- er, can you voice?" Dipper asked Alex, aware of the fact that his sister was present.
"Don't get him started." Mirra muttered.
"Well, let's see..." Alex started. "Well I voice McGucket."
"That crazy guy?" Dipper asked.
"Haha, yep." Alex replied. "I've been jiggin' for 7 days straight!" He said, mimicking McGucket. Dipper laughed.
"All right, who else?"
"I do Trembley." Alex said. "You are an official US congressman!" He said, mimicking the 8th and a half president. Dipper laughed again.
"Oh, I do a lot of people. I do the gnomes." Alex answered. "The gnomes are a powerful race!" He said, mimicking Jeff. Dipper laughed, but Mirra frowned and looked at the sky as something large and black flew down and pounced on Alex. The creature squawked.
"Nawms!?" It sc
The Hirsch Phenomenon (part 14)It had taken much longer than Mirra would have liked for them to actually start working on figuring out a plan.
There had been a few unwanted visitors to the Shack (Paranormal visitors, and two of them were chased off with Mirra armed with a shovel).
But after all that, things had finally calmed down and they had started to work on a plan.
"Ok, Gideon's room is upstairs." Mirra started. "We'll either have to climb onto the roof or sneak into the house somehow. Plus, we'll need to make sure Gideon isn't in a spot where he could see us; he shouldn't have any idea that it's missing for as long as possible."
Alex and Dipper nodded.
"So we probably need some way to distract him." She added.
"We could split up into two groups, and one could distract him in some sort of non-suspicious way while the other group gets the stone." Dipper offered.
"Hmm, yeah thats good." Mirra said. "Does Mabel still have that grappling hook?"
"I think so." Dipper replied.
"Good, then she can be in the grou